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The BC Governments Experiment with a Snowplow and Jet Propulsion

The year is 1965 and British Columbia’s Ministry of Transports is conducting an experiment in the Kootenay Mountains. This experiment took place roughly 700 kilometers from Vancouver, BC, between Creston and Salmo, BC. Snowfall in the Kootenays is far greater than what we experience in the Lower Mainland. An average of 40cm falls in just […]

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Arctic Outflow Hits Metro-Vancouver

What has been a mild first half of the winter season for the Lower Mainland, will change as Metro-Vancouver will be hit with a blast of cold arctic air. Currently, Cold Arctic air is over northern BC, which will transition over the week towards the BC coast and Vancouver.  On Tuesday, temperatures will continue to […]

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Slip & Fall Risk Increases For Retail Businesses

Slip and fall accidents are among the most common injuries in the winter months, and they cause a considerable financial burden on retail businesses. Foot traffic for retailers in 2020 dropped an average of 40% due to COVID-19; however, the risk for a slip & fall on a retail property rose. Many factors are play […]

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Increased efficiency and capacity

We are ecstatic to announce our client and crew management platform, POND, has increased our efficiency by over 25%, allowing us to expand our service capacity. This past season Snow Queen made the jump to increase our service area to include the entirety of Metro Vancouver, and we could not be happier with the support […]

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Metro Vancouver’s Unpredictable Weather

Jane wakes up and checks her weather app. No snow today. Yay! She puts on her high heel shoes that perfectly match the outfit she wants to wear to work.  At the end of the day, Jane leaves work and gets caught in an unexpected snowstorm. To get to her SkyTrain station faster, she cuts […]

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Strata Insurance Crisis in Metro Vancouver: Make Snow Removal a Part of Your Strategic Plan

Part 2 of a 2-Part Series – Missed Part 1? One slip and fall claim on your strata property this winter and your strata insurance premiums may skyrocket. In Part 1 of this series, we got you up to date on the dire situation that strata buildings in Metro Vancouver are facing regarding significant insurance […]

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Strata Insurance Crisis

Part 1 of a 2-Part Series A 3-year old, 181-unit strata complex in the Metro Vancouver area had their insurance premium increase 282%. Are you a condo owner in Metro Vancouver? Or maybe a property manager of a condo building? Did you know that strata insurance rates are rising? And not just rising but RISING! […]

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Organic Grade De-Icers vs Salt

This season, Snow Queen is entering its 13th year in the snow removal business, specifically in the Tri-Cities area consisting of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. As well as North and West Vancouver. One of the things we specialize in is the counter-measures against the formation of ice on roadways and walkways, which is […]

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